Skull Trend

Skulls are everywhere!

Lately I've been seeing them on home decor items such as pillows and candles, on jewelry, and on women's apparel. So basically skulls are really in trend right now!

So much so that we even have them in my MadeByGirl shop with items like the popular double skull bracelet & even the skull patterned poster. So, if you'd like to jump on this trend, here are 15 of my favorite skull items out there! 

What do you think of the skull trend? Are into it?  

1. Herend skull via gift collector
2. Alexander McQueen britannia skull clutch via net-a-porter
3. Brass gold skull via the evolution store
4.DL&Company skull candle via amazon
5. Louis In extremis pillows via kyle bunting
6. "Skulls in Contemporary Art and Design" via barneys
7. Skull pillow via anchored
8. Skull candle via koff
9. Skull pattern poster via MadeByGirl  
10. Sequin skull pillow via ankasa
11. Alexander Mcqueen metallic leather skull clutch via saks
12. Alexander McQueen pashmina skull scarf via matches
13. Double gold skull bracelet via MadeByGirl
14. Calavera tassel earrings via shopbop
15. Sequin skull pillow via ankasa

-image above via nicolette mason

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Giveaway: Gorgeous Greek Key Duvet + Shams

I'm SUPER excited about today!

You see,  I've got a super cool GIVEAWAY for all of you who dare enter!  I'd like to introduce you to, Designer, Jill Sorenson.  She's the owner of  Live Like You shop as well the gorgeous design firm Marmalade Interiors.  If you haven't heard of her, pop over to her blog quick, but then come back & enter this awesome giveaway! Jill has a variety of home decor items in her shop, including my Love prints! I especially LOVE her bedding collection!

Thank goodness for her, because she is offering one LUCKY winner a PRETTY chic prize!

One Key duvet & two Key shams worth over $300.
You can choose the size & pick between euro shams or standard shams.
Let's not forget COLORBlack, Navy, Orange, Pink or Turquoise.

It's EASY.  Leave a comment here with your email then TWEET about this giveaway + link to this giveaway on twitter. 

That's ok, you can still enter by leaving your email - so we can contact you.
July 3rd, Tuesday.  I'll post the WINNER'S name on my blog, so come back to see if that's YOU!!!

Plus, don't forget that Jill's shop also has some lovely velvet Greek key pillows for your sofa! I have the black velvet set above on my white sofa! They look unbelievable! These are NOT included in the giveaway, but I just wanted to let you know. They're available here.

giveaway now closed.

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Fashion: Summer in Pink

Hello again MBG readers! Lauren here. 

Summer is  here {where did Spring go!?}, & I'm looking towards my favorite bright colors to start incorporating into my wardrobe. If there is one season to go all out in color, it's Summer. So, today I am sharing one bright bold color that will never go out of style - pink.

Image sources {clockwise}: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
From neon pinks to pale pinks, to a peachy pink, I love it all. Do you? 

*Note: Remember when wearing pinks to not go too Barbie. Wear a pink dress and add in neutral colors, or go neutral and add in fun pops of pinks. :)
Stay chic,

-post by Lauren Wickman

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ShopBop: Art Inspired Style

This Tuesday, you can find me writing over at ShopBop Shop Talk
It's a fun post where I got to choose 3 outfits inspired by 3 of my Cocoa & Hearts paintings! The one below is definitely my favorite. You can go ahead & check out the other two here.

I LOVED doing this post - it really inspired me to put more paintings together - which should be out by the end of this month - hopefully!!! Stay tuned.


-images via shopbop

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Of A Kind

A reader pointed me to a site called, Of a Kind.

It's a clever site, where they feature select designers one at a time. They share a series of stories about each designer—inspirations, personal life, taste, training - along with a limited-edition piece designed exclusively for Of a KindNeat huh? Below I selected some of my favorites from their site - I just love this concept! Now if only I could get my hands on that camera strap, super cool.

Hurry before they sell out!

-images via of a kind

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Bits of My Week...

love the color on this Marc Jacobs handbag
 pretty, pretty brownstones

sliders my husband made for dinner - delicious! 

  how cute is this green mint door??

 my arm candy

 paparazzi shot  lol - walking in nyc

above: dinner I made my husband over the weekend

thin cross bracelet - coming soon to my shop, MadeByGirl

mini-cupcakes at our church connect group! 

this guy was waiting for his wife for quite some time - while she shopped. He was wearing a hat she was going to buy....too funny.

-images by jen ramos

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New at MadeByGirl...

New stuff at Made By Girl - check it out! One of my favorite 8x10 prints in my shop by far, the new GOLD Love print.  

They arrived this weekend & I immediately hung one up in my office - looks so chic + the GOLD frame!  Grab one for yourself or a friend & you can also get the same gold frame you see in the photo that I have - just click on "add to cart" & it will direct you to framing! Easy....

We also have some new accessories, gold crosses, colorful handmade friendship bracelets & more!

Take a look on Made By Girl.

-images by jen ramos

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Design: Blue Pagoda

Drew here, so excited to share a short art history insight with you today.

This beautiful watercolor print, having roots in China and a recurring theme in European art styles since the 17th century, has been a popular design symbol in America throughout the decades. Most consist of peaceful gardens and whimsical imagery.

The particular blue pagoda is quite striking. It can be seen in wallpaper, bedding, art and decor. There are so many outstanding and unusual pieces of porcelain and china in these patterns that are invaluable works of art on display. From the most humble of cottages to the most royal palaces over thousands of years, these are some of our most priceless examples of design.

Have a look at the modern approach we've taken with blue pagoda today:


-post by drew humphries

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Contributors Wanted - Round 2

Last year I decided to add contributors to Made By Girl blog & so glad I did! These talented ladies contributed many interesting posts as most of you may have seen!  So, it's that time again to switch out a few of the contributors & bring in new FRESH FACES & posts! I'm even busier managing my MBG Shop, painting for my Cocoa & Hearts site, marketing, answering email & maintaining my personal life. It's STILL a lot of work, so I'm searching for my next contributors!
So, with all that said, I'd love to recruit 7 contributors to blog here on Made By Girl!  It's not going to be an easy task - but I'll choose bloggers for each category below. Categories are:
  • Decor/Interior Design
  • Fashion/Beauty
  • DIY
  • Food

Below I've outlined more details & what I'm looking for.
1-2x per month for 6 months.

Not at this time. But it's a great chance to gain more exposure and collaborate with MBG blog.

We'll be adding a page with photos & short bios of all the current contributors .

Yes - Must have an active/updated blog.

It's very important to credit all images.

I love pretty & interesting posts. So pls put some LOVE into it!
I'm looking for bloggers who have some knowledge of programs like Photoshop & have a similar sense of style as Made By Girl.  The posts you write for MBG cannot be posted on your own blog, but you can link to it from your blog. 

So, if you think you want to give this a try, email me 
& let me know which category you're interested in. Write 'Contributors' in the email subject pls. ALSO, pls email me your blog so I can see your style! If you submitted last yr. don't be afraid to submit again!
If you don't hear from someone at Made By Girl in about 2-3 weeks from this post, it means someone else was selected.  Unfortunately, we may not be able to respond to everyone. I'll post those that are selected in an upcoming post!

Thanks & looking forward to hearing from you!

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Deux Lux = P-r-e-t-t-y

Wow, yesterday was tough.

I hadn't felt that sick & exhausted in awhile. In fact, I didn't sleep much this past week & things just finally caught up. Ever feel like that? But, thank God, I'm feeling a bit better. So today I wanted to introduce you all to this AMAZING shop called Deux Lux. They have the cutest messenger bags - so glam & edgy. 

You can carry any of these styles while you're wearing jeans & a t-shirt, they're that versatile! You may have already seen these cute bags, in fact the company was launched in 2005 by two ladies by the name of, Fati Mahdavi (aka "Mama") and Sara Naghedi. They've been featured on several blogs already as well as tv & so on! 

My favorite bag has got to be the 'studded' clutch. Oh my gosh....I've been WANTING this clutch for quite sometime now - so, I'll just add it to my wishlist - again! Take a peek at the rest of their stash here, you will love it.

- images via deux lux

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